January 20, 2018

Hilton Hotel Frankfurt Germany Review

Hilton Frankfurt Germany Sign

After landing at the Frankfurt Airport from a Singapore Airlines business class flight, I headed to the Hilton hotel in Frankfurt.  The Hilton hotel in Frankfurt is 9 miles (18 minutes) from the Frankfurt Airport.  The hotel’s direct proximity to the center of Frankfurt makes walking to nearby restaurants and shops in the city easy.

Hilton Frankfurt view from downtown Frankfurt
View of the Hilton Frankfurt from downtown Frankfurt.

Notable hotel amenities include two restaurants, two bar / lounges, and access to the Fitness First Gym (located next door to the hotel; 12€ access fee for Hilton blue members, but free for silver, gold, and diamond members).

Hilton Frankfurt Vista Bar and Lounge
Vista Bar and Lounge in the Hilton Frankfurt.

I have diamond status with Hilton.  Unfortunately Hilton diamonds do not receive suite upgrade certificates like Hyatt diamonds.  Unlike my recent string of suite upgrades with the Marriott Platinum Challenge, the Frankfurt Hilton offered no suite upgrade.  My diamond status did include an upgrade to the executive floor, access to the executive lounge, and free breakfast the hotel buffet.

Details

  • Address: Hochstrasse 4, 60313 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
  • Temperature: 60 (F) (during July)
  • Reserved Room: King Hilton Guest Room
  • Hilton Diamond Upgrade: King Hilton Executive Room

I used Hilton points for the stay.  The Hilton Frankfurt ranks as a category 8 hotel so the standard cost in points ranges from 40,000 to 70,000 points a night.  When I stayed, the cost in points was 41,157 per night.

Lobby

The Hilton Frankfurt lobby is enclosed by glass on all sides of the building.  Natural light pours in through the glass that surrounds the building.

Hilton Frankfurt Entrance
Entrance to the Hilton Frankfurt and sign for the Fitness First gym next door to the hotel.
Hilton Frankfurt
Lobby in the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt
Main lobby inside the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt
Lobby and the glass window above the lobby.
Hilton Frankfurt Elevator
Elevator at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt elevator
Elevator inside the hotel.
Hilton Frankfurt Downtown Frankfurt View
Close-up of Downtown Frankfurt from hotel elevator.

Executive Floor Room

The Hilton Executive room was slightly larger than a standard king room.  The room included free WiFi.  Free drinks and complimentary snacks were available in the Executive lounge on the same floor.

The first thing I noticed in the room was the electrical outlets.  Europeans use electrical outlets with different shapes and different voltages than whats used in the US.  The hotel provided a plug adapter so I could charge my phone.  However you have to call the front desk for them.

Hilton Frankfurt hallway
Glass enclosed hallway with a view directly down to the main lobby.
Hilton Frankfurt room entrance
Entrance to the room at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt Room
Room at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt bed
Large double bed.
Hilton Frankfurt bathroom
Bathroom at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt bathroom sink
Bathroom sink at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt shower
Shower inside the room.
Hilton Frankfurt desk
Plenty of light inside the room.
Hilton Frankfurt room window
Window inside the room.

Since Frankfurt is a global business hub, many non European guests stay at the hotel and request the same plug converter I did.  Luckily when I called the front desk, I took the last available plug converter.  You may want to take the extra step of requesting a converter in advance, since I was told the front desk frequently ran out.

Hilton Frankfurt City View
View of nearby Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt View of Main Tower
View of the Frankfurt Main Tower.
Hilton Frankfurt City View
Hilton Frankfurt View.

Breakfast Buffet

Breakfast at the Pacific Colors Restaurant buffet was free for Hilton Gold and Diamond members.  The hotel buffet was very good with a variety of European and American food options.  The buffet was in the same class as the Hyatt Dusseldorf, but didn’t have as many options as the Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi or the Hyatt Capital Gate.

Hilton Frankfurt Breakfast Buffet Restaurant
Breakfast in the Pacific Colors Restaurant. Tables were decorated in German colors from the World Cup.
Hilton Frankfurt Pacific Colors Restaurant Entrance
Entrance to the Pacific Colors restaurant at the Hilton Frankfurt.
Hilton Frankfurt Pacific Colors Restaurant
Pacific Colors restaurant.

Pros

  • Hotel located right next to restaurants, shopping, and public transportation in Frankfurt.
  • Access to a privately owned gym with an Olympic sized pool next door to the hotel.
  • Multiple restaurants and bars in the hotel.

Cons

  • Would have liked a better room upgrade as a Diamond member.

Final Thoughts

After spending most of the this trip staying at Hyatt’s (Hyatt Dusseldorf, Hyatt Capital Gate, Park Hyatt Abu Dhabi, Park Hyatt Sydney, and Grand Hyatt Singapore), I needed a little variety.  I enjoyed staying at the Hilton in Frankfurt.  It was a modern, well maintained hotel with a good breakfast buffet, and a really nice gym (gym was privately owned by Fitness First so it was a full size gym with a pool).  I wish I would have had a better room upgrade as a Diamond member, but you can’t get a great upgrade every time.

Probably the best aspect of the Hilton Frankfurt was its location in the center of Frankfurt.  The center of Frankfurt included a large variety of restaurants, stores, and entertainment directly in walking distance from the hotel which cuts down pretty significantly on taxi fares.

About First Class Travel Guide 128 Articles
Travel enthusiast that spent years flying in the back of planes and staying at cheaper hotels in order to save a little money. After learning how to leverage airline and hotel loyalty programs, I've developed an interest in luxury travel and write about my experiences with it.

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